You need to successfully complete an approved hunting or crossbow safety education course before you can purchase a hunting permit in Nova Scotia.

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3 Easy Steps


1

Register Online!

The one-time course fee is $29.95 + HST.


2

Complete the
online course.

Take the course wherever, whenever! Log in and study at your own pace. The course saves your progress wherever you leave off.


3

Wildlife Resources Card.

Get your new or updated WRC.

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Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources

International Hunter Education Association

HUNTERcourse.com is trusted by wildlife agencies across North America to deliver the highest level of hunter education. Our courses consistently receive the highest level of approval from both agencies and hunters.

HUNTERcourse.com was developed in accordance with the standards set forth by the IHEA.

Official course provider approved by: Nova Scotia Department of Lands and Forestry
1701 Hollis St, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3M8

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q.

What is the cost of the online courses?

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The one-time course fee is $29.95 + HST for each course.

Q.

What is the Nova Scotia Certificate of Completion?

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The Nova Scotia Certificate of Completion is issued once you have completed the online Nova Scotia Hunting Safety Course or Crossbow Safety Course. The certificate is proof you have completed the course and serves as your admission ticket into the Final Hunter Education Exam, where you write your final exam at a local Department of Natural Resources office in order to obtain your Nova Scotia Hunter Education Certificate.

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Is the Certificate of Completion the same as the Hunter Education Certificate?

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No. The Certificate of Completion is proof that you have passed the online Hunting Safety Course. This allows you to take the Final Hunter Education Exam at a Department of Lands and Forestry office near you, where you will be issued a course completion card once you have successfully completed the final 50-question exam.

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What is the advantage of taking the online Hunting Safety Course?

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With the online Hunting Safety Course, you can do the bulk of the coursework from the convenience of your own home. You will only need to meet with a certified instructor to take your Final Hunter Education Exam in order to obtain your Nova Scotia Wildlife Resources Card.

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What is the advantage of taking the online Crossbow Safety Course?

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With the online Crossbow Safety Course, you can do all of the coursework from the convenience of your own home. When complete, your new certification will be automatically updated with the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources.

Q.

Do I need to take this course to obtain a hunting licence?

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The Wildlife Resources Card is required by all Nova Scotia residents in order to purchase any resident licence issued under the Wildlife Act and Regulations.

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What is the Nova Scotia Wildlife Resources Card?

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The Nova Scotia Wildlife Resources Card (WRC) is an identification card that all Nova Scotia residents are required to have in order to purchase any resident licence issued under the Wildlife Act and Regulations. The WRC is issued in replacement of the Nova Scotia Firearm Hunting Certificate, Bow Hunting Certificate, and the Fur Harvester Certificate.

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What steps do I need to take to complete the online Hunting Safety Course and obtain my Nova Scotia Hunter Education Certificate?

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To obtain the Nova Scotia Hunting Safety Course:

  1. Register online with HUNTERcourse.com/novascotia.
  2. Pay the one-time course fee of $29.95 + HST for the course.
  3. Successfully complete your Nova Scotia online Hunting Safety Course.
  4. Pass your written final exam at a local Nova Scotia Department of Lands and Forestry field office.
  5. Order your Nova Scotia Wildlife Resources Card over the phone at 1-900-565-7418 or online at www.hmcgroup.ca/wrs/cards.

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How do I get my Nova Scotia Crossbow Certification?

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To obtain your Nova Scotia Crossbow Certification are as follows:

  1. Register with HUNTERcourse.com. A valid Wildlife Resources Card (WRC) is required.
  2. Pay the one-time course fee of $29.95 + HST for the course.
  3. Successfully complete the online Crossbow Safety Course and you’re done!
  4. Email your Certificate of Completion to the Nova Scotia Department of Lands and Forestry so that your WRC can be updated with your Crossbow Training.

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How do I pass the online Hunting Safety Course?

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In order to pass the online Hunting Safety Course and get your Certificate of Completion, you must pass each chapter quiz with a grade of at least 80%.

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How do I pass the online Crossbow Safety Course?

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In order to pass the online Crossbow Safety Course, you must pass each chapter quiz with a grade of at least 80%.

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How do I get a Nova Scotia Wildlife Resources Card?

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If you have completed a Nova Scotia Hunting Safety Course, you can obtain a Wildlife Resources Card by following the instructions found on your course completion card, which you will receive from your local Department of Lands and Forestry office once you have successfully passed the Hunter Education Exam.

Q.

What if I lost my Certificate of Completion?

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A Certificate of Completion is required to attend the Final Hunter Education Exam at your local Department of Lands and Forestry office. If you have lost your certificate, you can log in to your exam center and print out a new copy. You can also contact HUNTERcourse.com at 1-866-495-4868 or email [email protected] and we will send you a copy of your Certificate of Completion.

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Is there a time limit to complete the online course?

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You can take the online course at any time, day or night. However, courses must be completed within 90 days of payment. After 90 days, your access to the course will expire.

What to Expect from HUNTERcourse.com



Highly Engaging Coursework

The Nova Scotia HUNTERcourse.com course immerses you in an online hunter education course that is professionally narrated, beautifully illustrated, and designed to ensure your Nova Scotia hunter education training is successful. All of our hunter courses include a groundbreaking set of interactive animations used by hunting instructors in the classroom.







Learn Your Way on Any Device

HUNTERcourse.com offers online courses that are 100% mobile friendly from beginning to end. This means that the course is designed to work on all of your preferred devices, including: smartphones, tablets, laptops, or desktop computers.






We Save Your Progress

HUNTERcourse.com allows you to complete your hunter education at your own pace. Your course can be completed in one sitting or a little at a time over a few days. It’s completely up to you. You may log in and out of the course at any time, we’ll keep track of your progress. You pick up the course where you left off.

Complete Customer Care

HUNTERcourse.com has a dedicated customer service team, made up of real people - not robots. We're here to provide assistance to you through all channels - phone, email, and chat.



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